Cover Story The Armored Wolf in pursuit of alpha By Kristin Fox Swapping his career at PIMCO to start his own firm, John Brynjolfsson talks with us about trading, the economy and launching a global macro hedge fund firm in 2009, arguably one of the most difficult times to start a fund. View Past Issues | Subscribe Editor's Note Action is power By Ginger Szala The name Jon Corzine still puts the futures industry’s teeth on edge. And the reaction seems stronger than some other names that have roiled their spheres of influence. Forex Trader New approach in analyzing forex markets By Abe Cofnas It should be clear by now that we are in an era where reliance on traditional approaches to analyzing currency markets is not sufficient in predictive effectiveness. Options Strategy Using the “platinum hedge” to stretch out profits By J.L. Lord How do I stretch out my profits in a market that hit new highs without losing my shirt? Markets Gold bugs scatter By Daniel P. Collins With stocks seeming to become the new safe haven, gold has found itself on the ropes. Will this continue? Are industrial metals such as palladium a better play? Trading Techniques Volatility-based support trading By Billy Williams How to tap into the dynamic and ever-changing state of price action to find profits in sideways markets by incorporating volatility tools. Beating uncertainty by scaling into trends By Al Brooks How to scale into a trend to confirm you are right before risking large amounts of capital. Trading off high-range bars By Jeff Greenblatt Focusing on simple technical patterns like power bars can take the emotion out of trading. Everything you know about breakout trading is wrong By Toni Hansen Trading breakouts can be treacherous, but if you follow a few important rules, you can be successful over the long term. The keys, though, may not be what you expect. Creating custom indicators By Jean Folger Knowing how to build your own indicators is critical for today’s technical trader. Here, we detail the process from conceptualization to coding. Trading 101 10 pearls of wisdom for trading metals By Michael McFarlin Traders always are looking for an edge. One of the simplest things you can do is to be consistent with a checklist. Here’s what George Gero checks every day before making a trade. Industry Trends CTAs speak out: “We’ve been wronged!” By Ginger Szala A year after the MF Global bankruptcy one cash management firm decided to ask CTAs and CPOs how they were impacted by these bankruptcies. Trader Profile Aurum, spinning gold from market liquidity By Daniel P. Collins Thomas Vitiello and Paul Sacks are long-time members of the Comex whose off-floor strategy has led to trading success in the electronic world. Book Reviews Trading Options in Turbulent Markets By Paul D. Cretien Book review of "Trading Options in Turbulent Markets: Master Uncertainty through Active Volatility Management" by Larry Shover. Trading with Intermarket Analysis By Leslie N. Masonson Book review of "Trading with Intermarket Analysis" by John Murphy. Software Review Cyborg Trader Pro By Billy Williams Software review of Cyborg Trader Pro by Cyborg Trading Systems.